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30 December 2009
Two W&G Attorneys Recognized in 2009 Legal Elite Readers Poll
Wiltshire & Grannis is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys, Charles T. Kimmett and Jonathan B. Mirsky, have been recognized in the Legal Elite Readers Poll 2009, which surveyed Washington, D.C.-area business executives to identify "go-to attorneys in business law" who are "the kind you'd go to war with."
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24 December 2009
Three W&G Lawyers Recognized as “Washington’s Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian Magazine
The December 2009 issue of Washingtonian magazine has included three W&G attorneys in its annual list of Washington’s Top Lawyers for 2010. Thomas Connolly was featured in the category of “elite criminal defenders,” while John Nakahata and Christopher Wright were named as top communications lawyers.
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10 December 2009
Patricia Paoletta moderates PLI panel at 27th Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy and Regulation, Congressional Staff Panel: Broadband and Other Challenges
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08 December 2009
W&G Represents CFC in Obtaining Unconditional FCC and British Virgin Islands Government Approvals to Acquire ICC Businesses
W&G successfully represented National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation in obtaining unconditional approval from the FCC and the British Virgin Islands Government for CFC’s acquisition from Stan Springel, as Chapter 11 trustee for the bankruptcy estate of Innovative Communication Corporation, of the principal telecommunications and cable television providers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the principal cable television provider in the British Virgin Islands.
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31 October 2009
Four W&G Lawyers Named in Washington’s Best Lawyers
Four attorneys from Wiltshire & Grannis LLP have been recognized in the 2010 edition of Washington D.C.’s Best Lawyers. John T. Nakahata, William M. Wiltshire, and Christopher J. Wright were named among D.C.’s best lawyers in Communications Law and Thomas G. Connolly was named one of D.C.’s best White-Collar Criminal Defense lawyers.
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01 October 2009
W&G Successfully Challenges Customs and Border Protection Proposal to Impose Coastal Trading Restrictions on Undersea Telecommunications-Related Activities
Following vigorous advocacy in a compressed timeframe by lawyers from Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has withdrawn its sweeping proposal to impose coastal trading restrictions on a variety of offshore activities, including undersea telecommunications-related activities.
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04 September 2009
OFAC and BIS Issue New Regulations for Cuba Telecommunications Transactions
OFAC: New Rules for Financial Transactions Relating to the Provision of Telecommunications Services and Facilities Between the United States and Cuba
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17 August 2009
Bestselling Author Jeffrey Marx Releases The Long Snapper: A Second Chance, a Super Bowl, a Lesson for Life
Best-selling author (and W&G client) Jeffrey Marx has released his first book since his New York Times bestseller Season of Life. The Long Snapper: A Second Chance, a Super Bowl, a Lesson for Life, published by HarperCollins, tells the remarkable true story of Brian Kinchen’s odyssey from seventh-grade Bible teacher to Super Bowl champion.
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28 July 2009
Vonage Wins Again as New Mexico Court Finds State Surcharges Are Preempted by Federal Law
The United States District Court for the District of New Mexico issued an opinion today confirming again that states do not have independent authority to regulate Vonage’s Voice over IP service.
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02 July 2009
Advisory: Prepaid Calling Card Company Settles with FTC for $1.3 Million
The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that a major U.S. distributor of prepaid calling cards, Clifton Telecard Alliance One, LLC (CTA), has agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the FTC last year. The FTC charged CTA and its owner, Mustafa Qattous, with misrepresenting the minutes available on its calling cards and charging hidden fees.
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17 June 2009
W&G Partner Chris Wright Named President-Elect of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court
Wiltshire & Grannis partner Chris Wright, who heads W&G’s appellate group, has been selected to serve as Vice-President of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court for 2009-2010 and as President for 2010-2011. The Coke Inn focuses on practice in the Supreme Court and other appellate courts, and its membership includes judges and academics as well as lawyers from both the private and public sectors.
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12 June 2009
Wiltshire & Grannis Telecom Practice Receives Top-Tier Ranking in Chambers USA 2009
Chambers and Partners, publishers of the popular Chambers guides to the world’s leading lawyers, have named Wiltshire & Grannis LLP as one of the top five Telecom, Broadcast, and Satellite Regulatory firms in the just-published 2009 edition
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11 June 2009
W&G Partner Chris Wright Elected to Executive Committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association
Wiltshire & Grannis partner Chris Wright has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association. The FCBA is the leading bar association for communications lawyers, with more than 3,000 members.
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20 May 2009
Senate Confirms Scott Blake Harris for Department of Energy Post
The Senate has confirmed Scott Blake Harris as General Counsel of the Department of Energy, eliciting congratulations and a name change from the firm he cofounded in 1998.
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01 May 2009
W&G Wins Eighth Circuit Appeal Involving State USF Fees on Vonage's Voice over IP Service
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued an opinion today confirming that states do not have independent authority to regulate Vonage's voice-over-IP service.
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16 April 2009
Patricia Paoletta speaks on FBCA International Practice and Wireless Committees panel on Update on Key US and International Wireless Issues: Legal and Regulatory, Market and Technical Views—What is in Store for 2009?
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09 April 2009
Wiltshire & Grannis Fills Leadership Posts
Wiltshire & Grannis LLP announced today that Mark Grannis has become Managing Partner and John Nakahata has become Head of the firm's Telecommunications Practice.
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31 March 2009
Patricia Paoletta moderates panel at CTIA Symposium on Spectrum Dynamics in the 21st Century, Satisfying Demand: Sources for More Spectrum and Processes for Obtaining, Las Vegas
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30 March 2009
W&G Team Leads Successful Effort to Reform FCC Fees for Undersea Cables
Following a multi-year effort led by a team of lawyers from Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, the FCC decided unanimously to reform the annual fees paid by undersea cable operators to the FCC in support of the FCC budget.
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